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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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AMD will explore New Horizons and Zen CPUs on December 13
— 1:57 PM on November 29, 2016

AMD has a new page up with a countdown to December 13. On that day, we'll be treated to a web-show called "New Horizon"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Early Core i7-7700K testing reveals higher clocks and power usage
— 9:56 AM on November 29, 2016

Intel's desktop Kaby Lake CPUs haven't even been officially announced yet, but the folks at Tom's Hardware got their hands on a sample...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Early Black Friday deals: a cornucopia of cheap Intel CPUs
— 4:21 PM on November 23, 2016

The early Black Friday deals keep rolling in. This round is for Intel CPUs. Several Skylake and Broadwell-E chips are on deep discount at Newegg,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What generation of Intel CPU powers your main PC?
— 11:40 AM on November 23, 2016

The tea leaves suggest next year will bring significant new products from Intel and AMD in the desktop CPU space. As we start...

Poll Question: • What generation of Intel CPU is in your main PC?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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AMD investors will get their day in court over Llano APUs
— 10:18 AM on November 23, 2016

The topic of AMD stock has made the news, though not necessarily in the best of ways. AMD stockholders have started a lawsuit against...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Netflix 4K coming to a select few PCs
— 12:00 PM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft has announced that Netflix 4K support is coming to a small number of Windows PCs over on its Windows Blog. Owners of 4K...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Windows

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Rumor: Skylake Xeon E5-2699v5 may pack up to 32 cores per socket
— 10:00 AM on November 22, 2016

While Intel's mainstream desktop CPUs have been stuck at four cores since the introduction of the Core 2 Quad in 2007, the core count in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Rumor: Intel Coffee Lake will take hexa-core CPUs mainstream in 2018
— 11:54 AM on November 21, 2016

Laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs inside are becoming more and more common, but the company's seventh-generation CPUs have yet to materialize on the desktop....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Rumor: Zen release date, clock speeds, and pricing revealed
— 11:00 AM on November 18, 2016

The rumor mill can't seem to exhibit any mindful self-control when it comes to AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs. The latest accounts suggest the specifics...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Qualcomm taps Samsung's 10-nm process for its Snapdragon 835
— 8:45 AM on November 17, 2016

Qualcomm and Samsung announced this morning that the next "premium" Snapdragon SoC, the Snapdragon 835, is already in production on Samsung's 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: unlocked Kaby Lake Core i3 CPU may be on the way
— 12:00 AM on November 14, 2016

Intel has historically been at best ambivalent when it comes to allowing overclocking of its low-end and mid-range CPUs. The golden days of Celeron 300A...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Trident Z 3600 MT/s DIMMs pair high speed with 64GB capacity
— 10:00 AM on November 4, 2016

It's a tough time to be a memory vendor right now. When the needs of most PCs are more than satisfied with 16GB of DDR4,...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Samsung shows off refinements to 14-nm and 10-nm process nodes
— 12:00 PM on November 3, 2016

As process nodes become smaller and smaller, chip manufacturers have to work harder to squeeze performance and power savings out of each step. To wit,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Dell teases a Surface Studio competitor
— 2:01 PM on November 2, 2016

Microsoft made a splash last week with its creator-focused Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. Windows Central reports that Dell is throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Microsoft ends OEM sales of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1
— 2:57 PM on November 1, 2016

Microsoft is really serious about the adoption of Windows 10. The company has used free upgrade promotions and obtrusive advertisements built into Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Researchers work their way around multi-core software bottlenecks
— 10:00 AM on November 1, 2016

Multi-core processors have become ubiquitous, but it took some time for the software industry to start taking advantage of their capabilities. According to the Institute...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Software

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Windows Store games are now playable offline with a bit of work
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2016

While game services like Origin, Steam, and GOG allow for playing their games offline, Microsoft's Windows Store has lagged behind its competitors in this respect...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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